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Drop Dead Beautiful (Lucky Santangelo #6)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,753 Ratings  ·  173 Reviews
The bestselling author of Lovers & Players returns with her 25th fabulous novel and her most beloved character...Get ready for the scandalously scintillating read only Jackie Collins can deliver!
Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance--still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Ve
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Hardcover, 512 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Christina
Jun 25, 2008 Christina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: jackie collins fans
I love the Lucky Santangelo series by jackie collins, so I picked this up at the library since it was the next in the series and it's been at least five years since the last one was out.

really good, except it did get a bit annoying how often the past books kept being brought up, but I think that could help for someone who hasn't ever read any book in this series.

as usual, she had a kick ass surprise ending with lots of twists! :)
Minty McBunny
Apr 30, 2014 Minty McBunny rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, april-2014
I heard Jackie Collins on the NPR recently & realized I hadn't checked in with her in several years. She was a favorite of mine in late high school and college, I thought I'd see what Lucky Santagelo was up to these days.

All I can assume is that Jackie Collins is laying by the pool, fanning herself with money and dictating bad stories into her dictaphone to keep milking the cash cow that is Lucky Santangelo.

This one was not as horrible as Confessions of a Wild Child which was just embarrass
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Nikki Nielsen
Jun 25, 2008 Nikki Nielsen rated it it was ok
Drop Dead Beautiful is based on the Santangelos, a wealthy Italian family living in LA. I love the Italian aura of Godfathers, tradition, and spicy meatballs :)

Jackie Collins can hold ones attention, but this is not a book I would recommend to my fellow readers unless they are in the mood for a shallow 'eye for an eye' Hollywood story.
Ilene
2.5 stars...

Venus is with Billy. Lennie & Lucky are still strong and Alex is still fascinated with her. Maria goes by Max and u trying to lose her virginity with a guy she meets online who is if course not who he says he is. Gino is turning 95 and everyone is coming in for the celebration.

Never go meet someone that you met online. Thank goodness for Ace. He seems like a really, really good guy. Max is definitely Lucky's daughter but she still isn't Lucky. Her valley girl talk is driving me N
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Kara Jorges
Aug 09, 2011 Kara Jorges rated it really liked it
Nobody writes better stories about rich, famous people than Jackie Collins. In the sixth book in her Lucky Santangelo series, she shows she’s still on top. No whiny chick-lit about life at the bottom of the ladder even comes close. Though I like her books that start with characters before they’re rich and famous more than the ones that start with the money and power already in place, after the first couple chapters are done gushing about how rich and famous everyone is, I get in my Jackie groove ...more
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Feb 26, 2013 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•* rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
What can I say!!?? Jackie Collins is my naughty delight to read!!! I always love her vivid rich spoiled characters! "Drop Dead Beautiful" did not disappoint! I was immediately drawn into the Santangelo family drama again. Even though I am not reading the books in order, I was glad that I read the first book in the series "Chances" first because it gave me a small background on some of the characters. This book in particular though can be read as a stand alone. But I still recommend reading "Chan ...more
Emily
Aug 21, 2009 Emily rated it it was ok
There was a point, maybe 100 pages in, where I swore if I saw the words "totally," "major," or "way" again I was going to throw the book out the window. As in "he has a like [totally, major, or way:] hot bod." However, I kept reading because as annoyed as I was I really wanted to know what happened to the characters (who all had stripper names like Chyna, Lucky, Venus, Cookie, and so on.) I would give this book a solid 2 stars because I couldn't put it down, but it was like reading a trashy soap ...more
Allyssa grace potts
Feb 19, 2014 Allyssa grace potts rated it liked it
The book has very many settings in it. It kind of jumps around, from a small cabin in the woods to big hotel in Las vegas. The mood of the book changes a lot. The setting mostly took place in hollywood, but it jumps around to each character’s life.

Max is one of the characters in the story and she is the daughter of lucky and lennie. Max is a round character, she is also dynamic. She had changed throughout the story when the man who kidnapped her took her out to the cabin and didnt let her go. L
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April Shepherd
Jun 20, 2013 April Shepherd rated it liked it
Great summer book , not a masterpiece but very engaging :-)
Amanda
Mar 07, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it
Whoa. That was an unexpected ending. I was slightly dissatisfied with the end though, but it was fine. The book was really entertaining, but like the other Jackie Collins novel I read, it was not really anything more. It's like watching a TV show like Gossip Girl or 91201, you don't gain anything from it and you sort of forget about it over time. In a few months I will probably only vaguely remember what happened in this book and just say "Yeah... I read that... it was okay I guess."
Despite the
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Vette32
Aug 18, 2011 Vette32 rated it it was ok
This book was...not good. Like most reviewers have mentioned, I didn't care for ANY of the characters and got tired of the constant praise for the Santangelo family. The plot wasn't even stimulating. Another Bonatti(gasp) wants revenge on the Santangelos. This plot has been done to death now. The other plot revolving around Max (hate that name) wasn't even interesting. She spent exactly one whole weekend being "kidnapped" and then back to usual family life. Lennie was reduced to Lucky's "Yes Man ...more
Georgina
Aug 03, 2011 Georgina rated it liked it
I was at the library the other day and came across Drop Dead Beautiful by Jackie Collins. I always look for Jackie Collins if I want an easy going book filled with luxury, the rich and famous and Hollywood. This book is part of the Lucky Santangelo series and while I have not read the previous books it was easy to get into the story line due to Jackie Collins making many references to the previous books throughout. The book was pretty fast paced, fill with lots of different characters, without t ...more
Karianne Brown
Oct 10, 2015 Karianne Brown rated it did not like it
This was the last JC book I read. It was boring, and nowhere near as good as her early books. I had to force myself to finish it. I didn't care any the characters out the ridiculous plot. Not so lucky now! This killed the JC love affair for me and I would not recommend it.
George
Mar 25, 2015 George rated it liked it
Shelves: audible
One of the many Lucky Santangelo books, but the first I've read. It was long (15 hours plus) but was on sale and I had put it on haitus for awhile. Now, it's back. I could recognize the serialness of the book because it referred to previous events in Lucky's life. It seemed that every few minutes someone was jumping in the sack with someone else. Is that sexy? The book is also about the movie business, something I'm not particularly enamored with. So, maybe that's why it didn't click very well. ...more
Lebogang Kutumela
Sep 20, 2014 Lebogang Kutumela rated it it was amazing
This was the very first Jackie Collins book I read. 4years ago in college. Then this year I started reading the series from chances. Wow, when I read the last book I felt like I'm going to miss the Santangelo bunch. It's very good n fun read.
Susan Adair
I enjoy Jackie Collins books as some light reading but this book took me months to finish because I found I didn't like any of the characters and I was sick of hearing how amazing the Santangelo family were. I also found that the story was strangely unfinished but am unsure as to how I would have expected it to end.

The only reason I went back to reading this book was because my tablet (which I usual read on) needed to be charged and I had some time to do some reading.

I still like Collins and l
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Carrie Kellenberger
I love a good story about Lucky Santangelo and her crazy family. Jackie Collin's excels at mindless and entertaining reading. This book lacked luster though. It was her daughter Maria's time to get kidnapped, make a dramatic escape, and then they all had to deal with another Bonnatti relative looking for revenge. Eh.

Kristine
Jul 20, 2012 Kristine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. The only problem that I had was that it was the last book in the series but inside the cover it said it was the first so when I was half way through, I went to the library to get the next one only to find there wasn't another. All of the covers of the Jackie Collins books said different orders. When I go to the library I use those listing to get the next book so it was upsetting to learn that I just finished the series in the first book I read. It was a good book that jump aro ...more
Mamatufy
Jan 31, 2016 Mamatufy rated it it was ok
Ehh, what can I say? I was hoping for more from Lucky & the crew but alas, nah. Too many plot twists, I felt as if I had whiplash at the end. Skip it.
Alaina Hulvey
Jul 20, 2013 Alaina Hulvey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book. Typical Jackie Collins novel...sex, deception, glamour, action, and murder. Ah the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Lol! The book was a little repetitive at times, but half way through I realized I was glued to it. I've only read two Jackie Collins books now and I will say they are a guilty pleasure. The only problem I have with them is, that there always seems to be one story line that seems unnecessary until the end. Then those characters seem to help tie up the other (bett ...more
Nina Norman
Jan 19, 2016 Nina Norman rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, it had familiar characters and it made me want to read the next book I could find by this author.
Katerina Sindlerova
Dec 05, 2014 Katerina Sindlerova rated it liked it
I expected more erotic scenes but despite it I enjoy it very much. I recommend this book. :-)
Jennifer Margeson
May 13, 2014 Jennifer Margeson rated it liked it
Definitely not up to par with previous books in the series. Debating now whether to read the next or just let this series go...
Alexyss
it was a very good book with lots of twists turns and cliff hangers
Caitriona Joan elizabeth
Feb 10, 2015 Caitriona Joan elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed it but didn't realize it was book six! I didn't read the first five
Vivien
Nov 09, 2008 Vivien rated it liked it
Lucky Santangelo a long time Las Vegas star has come back with more pizzazz. Lucky is not a teenager anymore she is grown-up and intelligent, and prepared to maintain her place in Las Vegas. On the other hand, a fatal rival is now out for her. He thinks he has his second chance to revenge, to take everything from Lucky, her money, her family, mainly her life. He knows his chance in revenging on Lucky is one out of one-million. He decides to take one of her prize possessions. Will this thing that ...more
Brian Mccann
Aug 23, 2015 Brian Mccann rated it really liked it
The book is nothing short of what it should be: a great beach read. Redefines guilty pleasure.
Debra
Jan 31, 2015 Debra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ends a little abruptly for all the build up they had to all the characters but at least they did a good epilogue.
Diane Wallace
May 24, 2015 Diane Wallace rated it really liked it
fantastic writing,another winner...
Jessica
Please stop with the Lucky books!!
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Lucky Santangelo (10 books)
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